Andrea Soos has been a student of yoga for 25 years, and is one of Hamilton’s pioneering teachers. At an early age, she recognized the role of yoga in fostering overall well-being, and completed her teacher training shortly after receiving a Life Science degree from McMaster University in 1994. Known for her warm, smart & lighthearted teaching, Andrea opened west Hamilton’s first yoga studio which she has directed since 1998. A well-respected yoga educator, she has mentored many yoga teachers-in-training, served as a sessional lecturer for McMaster’s Department of Kinesiology, and has been a guest speaker for Hamilton Health Sciences Leadership Forum and the Hamilton Branch of Osteoporosis Canada.
Andrea has studied with a number of yoga teachers and manual therapists to better understand movement, injury-prevention and what constitutes ‘safe, lifelong practice’. Her introduction to Therapeutic Yoga in 2011 brought significant changes to her own body and a new perspective to her teaching. She has found working with smaller groups and private yoga therapy clients extremely rewarding and effective in helping students of all ages and abilities enjoy less pain and more ease in body & mind.
She is grateful for her Therapeutic Yoga Intensive training with Susi Hately, her study of the fascial system with Tom Myers, iRest Yoga Nidra training with Richard Miller, and Kathryn Bruni-Young's Mindful Strength Method, including the ongoing guidance of Donna Paige and Angela Ross in Insight Meditation. Andrea is particularly interested in the blending of yoga and mindfulness practices in fostering mental wellness, and draws on her own study and practice of meditation in her Yoga for Anxiety workshops.
Andrea is pleased to have celebrated 20 years of business in 2018, and to continue sharing an intimate and supportive environment for healing with her teaching team and so many longterm students.